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The Best Current College Football Coaches  

Ranker College Football
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List Rules Vote up any top NCAA football coach of today

The best college football coaches are not just the best NCAA Football coaches going into the 2017-2018 college football season, but also some of the best college football coaches of all time. These talented football coaches are all looking to lead their team to greatness in the upcoming season and the chances that one will hoist the championship trophy is highly likely.

With three national championships with the Alabama Crimson Tide since 2009, it's hard to make a case that anyone other than Nick Saban is the best current college football coach. Thought he could also be considered one of the worst NFL coaches of all time, his success coaching in the college ranks simply cannot be rivaled.

That said, there are dozens of other coaches looking to unthrone Saban as the top current NCAA Football coach. Bill Snyder of Kansas State, Brian Kelly of Notre Dame, Steve Spurrier of South Carolina and even Urban Meyer of Ohio State are all in the hunt and the chances that one of their teams will meet the Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game are pretty good.

How you select the best college football coaches of today can come from a variety of factors be it win-loss record, a big victory over your most-hated rival or just being the main man leading your favorite team down the field. However you rank them, do so below by voting, re-ranking this list or adding any not already listed to determine the absolute best current college football coaches.

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Nick Saban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Alabama Crimson Tide
2
Dabo Swinney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Clemson Tigers
3
Urban Meyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Ohio State Buckeyes
4
Chris Petersen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches

Washington Huskies

5
Bill Snyder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Kansas State Wildcats
6
Mark Dantonio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Michigan State Spartans
7
Jimbo Fisher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Florida State Seminoles
8
Gary Patterson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
TCU Horned Frogs
9
Lincoln Riley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
ggeeaa22 added Lincoln Riley

University of Oklahoma Sooners

10
Les Miles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches

Kansas Jayhawks

11
David Shaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Stanford Cardinal
12
Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches

Michigan Wolverines

13
Mark Richt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches

Miami Hurricanes

14
Mike Leach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Tom Derr added
Washington State Cougars
15
Kirby Smart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
owensbrock added Kirby Smart
16
James Franklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Penn State Nittany Lions
17
Pat Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Northwestern Wildcats
18
Mike Gundy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Oklahoma State Cowboys
19
David Cutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Tom Derr added
Duke Blue Devils
20
Dan Mullen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
outlel added
Mississippi State Bulldogs
21
Kirk Ferentz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches

Iowa Hawkeyes

22
Tom Herman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Tom Herman

Houston Cougars

23
Scott Frost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Tom Derr added
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Dana Holgorsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches
Jon McNemar added

West Virginia Mountaineers

25
Mark Stoops is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current College Football Coaches

Kentucky Wildcats